Tag Archive: dyslexia

Apr 08

Why traditional methods might be working for your child

PIPER OTTERBEIN: ‘They were just drilling things into me that were never going to stick. Actor Henry Winkler was told he was stupid. A teacher labeled Dan Malloy, the future governor of Connecticut, “mentally retarded.” Delos Cosgrove recalls “hanging on by my fingernails” in high school and college before becoming a thoracic surgeon and the …

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Feb 05

Tips to help you take exams

Exams bring out the worst in all of us but especially if you are Dyslexic. Here are a few tips to make it  easier for you. Before you do the exam you need to revise. Revise little but often. When you start, first look through the paper and do the easiest question first, then do …

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Dec 05

And the lucky winner is….drumroll please…

Our students!   For those of you who purchased a mystery bag of jewelry for the Reading Writing Connection you gave the gift of reading to a deserving child.  You also received a piece of jewelry and a chance to win a beautiful lemon quartz necklace donated by DuPuis Jeweler.  Some were very pleased with the …

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Nov 06

For Some Children A Volunteer is Not Enough

For a lot of children they will learn to read without any struggle.  For others the encouragement and time of a caring teacher or adult will improve their reading skills.  But for one out of every five children – they need specialized instruction.  They are dyslexic.  Many teachers and parents are not fully aware of …

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Oct 17

You missed it…but it’s not too late to be a part of it.

If you missed our celebration “The Gift of Reading” it’s not too late to taste a sample of what we did. If you care about the future of a child and this community consider supporting us in doing this important work. You can find our “mystery jewelry bags” around town at I’ve Been Frames, Salon …

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Oct 01

The Brillance of Dyslexia

Usually behind the scenes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg stepped in front of the camera to talk for the first time about his challenges with dyslexia and how he struggled for years with the undiagnosed learning disability. It was just five years ago that Spielberg was properly diagnosed with the developmental reading disorder, which occurs when the …

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Sep 19

Admit One…The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading Event, reading writing connection, dyslexia

The Gift of Reading Have you marked your calendars?   Invited your friends? Co-workers? Family?You are invited to share a wonderful (and very short) event to honor the work of Nancy Naylor and her crusade of almost thirty years to give the gift of reading to EVERY struggling reader! Come hear about the work of the Reading …

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Aug 13

A Pennsylvania Company Supports Our Work

dyslexia

Students at the Reading Writing Connection strengthen their skills by writing in sand.  When we notified the manufacture that their product was helping dyslexic readers they graciously donated the sixteen trays we needed.  Their gift is valued over $400 and they were happy to help.  These trays are typically used for bakery products so they were …

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Jul 17

Do You Want to Change the World?

When a child or adult struggles to read… they struggle with life.   The Reading Writing Connection changes lives through tutoring and instruction and you, too, can help change a life by becoming an instructor. Students with dyslexia learn differently, so our approach is different.  Orton-Gillingham effectively facilitates a learning partnership between the student and teacher.  Research …

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